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Friday, November 6, 2009

my world is pretty small

I haven't traveled to too many foreign destinations. Exploring the world is definitely on the top of my agenda before it "gets too late". Next up on my itinerary: Peru, Spain, Prague, Iceland & Scotland. I absolutely love this Francis Elliott map project. My personal globe would be about this blacked out.

dark globe, self portrait 2008
Francis Elliott
Dark Globe was first published in April 2007 for the Bristol Artists' Bookfair. The book is in 2 halves; the first features a form which lists every country in the world. The prospective buyer is then required to answer a series of questions about where they have, and haven't, traveled to. Foundry then uses the information given to create the second part; a unique atlas that records the owner's personal experiences of the world by blacking out every country that the owner has spent less than one night in, rather than the more normal use as a teaching aid.

Dermot Flynn's adorable map illustrations are also giving me the travel itch:

writers map



Clorivak said...

I've been to very little places in the world as well,probably far less than you. I would love to get a job where I would need to fly somewhere,all expenses paid,stay there for a couple weeks just to sign an important document and they would fly me back...ahh...that would be the life.

I want to see the world soon before its too late too. I want to enjoy it while young. I don't want to be one of those retired couples that get an RV and do it..fudge that.

..sigh its totally just money that's stopping me...We'll figure it out.

Love these illustrations.

Hello Lindello said...

I love that globe.

traveling is the best thing money can buy in my opinion. i dont know where i would be without it...

Enchanted Royals said...

I want, I want, I want.

I also want to travel again. Like, now. Students can still dream, right?

wool and misc said...

ooh! Iceland is at the top of our list. Rendezvous in Reykjavik??